Critical Incident Stress Debriefings
Nurses, Psychologists, Social Workers, Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, Addiction Therapists
JEFFREY MITCHELL, Ph.D. - It was Dr. Mitchell who first presented Critical Incident Stress Debriefings as a method of decreasing the potential effects of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders in emergency workers exposed to on the job traumas. He is the author of a book by the same name, which is the standard text used in CISD training. He received his PhD in human development from the University of Maryland in 1983, drawing on his work as a paramedic and volunteer firefighter for use in his dissertation. He is currently a clinical associate professor of emergency health services at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, has lectured in all 50 states and 7 countries, and is the President of the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation. His video, Disaster Psychology: Victim Response, won first place in 2 medical film festivals.